January 25, 2012

yesteryear

8 x 10, oil on canvas
This a still life set up featuring items of days gone by, which made me think of a Cole Porter song written in 1934, called "Anything Goes". In Mr. Porter's day, people took great pride in the clothes they wore and how they presented themselves. Fashion in the 21st century was projected by TV and movies (think Star Trek) to be Futuristic Matching Uniforms. It seems ludicrous now, but if you think about it, isn't that exactly what happened? Except, of course, designers have coined a cutting edge term for it: loungewear (not to be confused with pajamas, which look identical, but sport a considerably lower price tag)...
(just a we bit of humor for a Wednesday - beam me up Scottie)

"In olden days
a glimpse of stocking
was looked upon as something shocking,
but now, God knows,
anything goes"...
Cole Porter

4 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Wow ... this one pops! Love that Prince Albert can... that brings back memories. I've seen that mug a million times... You did a wonderful job on this one. You should be proud of this one. It looks like it was fun to paint.

Debi Murray said...

Very cool idea and beautiful painting, and I DO appreciate your Wednesday morning humor :)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

love it. My hubby's a Prince Albert man ;)

Paula K. Cravens said...

This one evokes memories of watching my father shave. I was so fascinated with this process (and I still find it extremely sensuous) that my mother bought me a little toy shaving kit (in hopes that I wouldn't attempt the real thing!) I may have been the only four year old girl in Illinois that was shaving (much to the mortification of my older brother).